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Department of Solid Waste Management

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program


During the fall of each year the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Solid Waste Management sponsors a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program.

Numerous collection dates are offered for County residents to properly dispose of toxic household products such as herbicides, pesticides, cleaners, paints and paint thinners, solvents and photographic chemicals.

Quantities are limited to 200 pounds for dry materials and 20 gallons for liquid materials. There is no charge for collection of these materials.

Acceptable Materials: Paints/thinners, solvents, pool chemicals, pesticides/herbicides, aerosol cans, auto products/fluids, cleaning products/polishes, waste oil and used gasoline, propane tanks.

(All materials, with the exception of oil and gasoline, must be in original containers.)

Unacceptable Materials: Radioactive materials, dioxins, infectious wastes ("red bag" wastes), explosives, ammunition/gun powder, boat flares, unknown or unidentified materials.


Program is NOT open to businesses and commercial establishments, schools, and municipal/state government agencies.

Pre-registration is required.

Click Here to view the Spring 2018 HHW flyer (PDF).

Click Here to view the Summer 2018 HHW flyer (PDF).


(Please scroll to bottom of page for Google Maps directions to each event.)

Click Here to view a bar graph (PDF format) that displays the amount of materials collected and costs for this program since its inception in 1989.



To receive automatic email notifications/updates on the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program, please Click Here.


Directions: Just click on the links below and enter your home address for directions to each event.



[04/07/18] -- Toms River Township -- Public Works Garage -- 9 AM - 3 PM -- 1672 Church Rd., Toms River, NJ 08753

[05/12/18] -- Manchester Township -- Public Works Garage -- 9 AM - 3 PM -- 1360 Route 70, Whiting, NJ 08759

[06/02/18] -- Stafford Township -- Public Works Garage -- 9 AM - 3 PM -- 320 Haywood Rd., Stafford Twp., NJ 08050

[07/14/18] -- Lacey Township -- Recycling Center -- 9 AM - 3 PM -- 820 Municipal Lane., Forked River, NJ 08731

[08/11/18] -- Brick Township -- Public Works Yard -- 9 AM - 3 PM -- 936 Ridge Rd., Brick, NJ 08724

[09/08/18] -- Ship Bottom Boro -- Municipal Boat Ramp -- 9 AM - 3 PM -- W 10th St. and Shore Ave., Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

[09/29/18] -- Point Pleasant Boro -- Borough High School Lot -- 9 AM - 3 PM -- 2300 Panther Path (off Beaver Dam Rd.), Point Pleasant, NJ 08742